Ethiopia wants to transform a 1,500 ha State-owned farm north of Hawassa into a new land area for floriculture and horticulture activities, according to an article published in the Dutch Floriculture publication Vakblad voor de Bloemisterij.
The Netherlands government will support the development of the project and help to find investors. According to Niek Bosmans from the Embassy of the Netherlands in Addis, sustainability will be at the core of this project, which will be implemented on land which was used by the government since long ago.
This project is part of the plan of Ethiopia to double its agrarian output. A similar project of 200 ha was already carried out in the area of Bahir Dar.